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Depression is the last stage of anxiety and stress. Millions of people all over the world are facing this problem. According to research by the expert team of psychologists, 5 million people are depressed every year worldwide. Depression is a mental disease that affects our physical as well as mental activity in day to day lifestyle.

Men or Women both can be attacked by depression, but the symptoms in both are quite different. According to a Myth in our society, a man is strong and has great control over his emotions. We need to understand that depression can hit any of us; it shouldn’t be misunderstood with the emotional weakness of an individual.


Depression in men often gets overlooked as many of us find it difficult to talk about our feelings. Men are always tending to an expert at recognizing symptoms of depression than women. They are more likely to deny his feelings, hide them from him and others, or try to mask them with other behaviours.

Here are some most commonly overlooked symptoms you can notice in the man suffering from depression.


During the depression, men feel or get more tired than women. Depressed men undergo severe mental and physical changes. They always feel a bit tired. His physical activity is also getting limited. Their speed of speech and ideological process also gets affected negatively.


Depression has always a great impact on our sleep. A person suffering from depression tends to affect his or her sleep negatively. They sleep too much or too little. As fatigue, change in sleeping patterns is also a common symptom of depression in men.


Depressed men tend to get irritable. If they are talking emotionally, then a combination of sorrow and anxiety can come out. Irritation in men brings constant negative thoughts in their brains.


Healthy symptoms like constipation or diarrhoea, headache and back pain are common in depressed people. But often men don’t understand that severe pain and irregularity indigestion can also be related to depression. According to the Depression Counselors, a person who is undergoing depression faces several health issues.


Psychometric radiation reduces the ability to process information in men. This makes the person difficult to concentrate on work. Depression fills a person with negative thoughts. It is difficult for him to concentrate on any other work. When you are in depression, the brain is not able to concentrate on a particular work properly.


Many people adopt a hostile attitude due to depression. They get unnecessarily angry and their nature also becomes aggressive. Such a person tries to prove himself strong and in front of him. Anger and hostile attitude differ from irritability. An angry person tries to make himself look more effective. In such a situation, the person needs special help from family and friends as well as an expert psychologist.


Stress can be a symptom of depression in men. Although stress does not cause depression every time, it does not happen. Sometimes stress can be caused by any other reason and the person becomes normal as soon as that reason goes away. Research has proved that long-term stress can cause mental and physical changes, which can lead to some mental health disorders in the future.


There is a direct relationship between anxiety disorder and depression. Although men have less nervousness than women. In women, anxiety is twice that of men. But it is relatively easier for men to talk about anxiety or anxiety. You can discuss such problems with an expert mental health professionals.


Depression is a major cause of physical inactivity. Erectile dysfunction (not being able to stimulate the sexual part during sexual intercourse) due to depression is normal and most men are afraid to talk about it. They start cursing themselves, due to which their level of depression increases. However, this disease can also be caused by any other medical reasons. Erectile dysfunction alone does not cause depression.


If you continue to have difficulty making decisions, this can be a sign of depression. Some people are naturally in a dilemma. They may have trouble making decisions. If you already have this problem, then you do not need to worry too much, but this habit has become new in your nature, then you need to think. Knowing that depression slows your ability to take over.


The tendency of suicides is seen more in women, but if men attempt suicide, then they are four times more likely to die than women. One reason for this is that men choose more dangerous methods for suicide. Symptoms of depression are found in both older men and women.

If you are recognizing any of such signs or symptoms in yourself. Feel free to connect to our Mental Health Experts to seek help. We are available the 24*7 helpline


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